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EFF statement on today’s shutdown
![]( ![]( As for me, I didn't have high hopes. You cannot expect genuine meaningful change in a violent system without using violence yourself. They promised a peaceful shutdown, and it was peaceful. To me, today was a show of strength. The workers of South Africa are able to organise themselves and conduct themselves with discipline. The fact that the state was so threatening and afraid proves that we have the power to do anything when the time comes. For now, South Africa's leftist parties and organisations need to continue organising and strengthening our power, so that when the next shutdown, or mass protest, or even revolution comes, it will be done with eloquence and precision. Was today a victory? In some aspects yes, in others no. But it definitely wasn't a failure. Thousands of people protesting despite the state's threats and bringing several strategic areas to a halt doesn't scream failure, it screams progress and growing strength. The media definitely sensationalised the possibilities and fearmongering was everywhere, so it was insanely hyped up and over exaggerated. The protests could've been bigger, more places could've been slowed down, etc etc etc. There's always ways to improve.

I think the best of all is directly from those participating, so the main 2 are SAFTU and EFF. For non affiliated groups, you could turn to SABC, News24, People’s Dispatch, and Daily Maverick. As always, read objectively and cross reference <3

I think they offer decent criticisms, however, I still think what the EFF is trying to do is good. Things could always be better organised no matter what. I think a national shutdown (if successful) is positive. The workers are being taught how to stand up for themselves and make their voices be heard.

I would’ve appreciated if they joined the national shutdown either way, every person matters and to see them abstain even if they agree on the fundamental demands is saddening.

Abahlali baseMjondolo is one of South Africa's most prominent grassroots movements

Personally, I don’t think the EFF is controlled opposition. I made a post a few months ago explaining my stance and process, I’ll share it here.

I still don’t feel completely 100% about them, but I critically support them and I think that overall they are a positive for the South African people. Nobody is organising people like them.

Will the shutdown accomplish anything? Maybe, maybe not, but it will definitely get people riled up and at the very least make an impact.

Also, yes, hello fellow South African <3

The EFF and multiple other leftist organisations are leading a national shutdown on the 20th of March. The main demands are that our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, steps down, and an end to loadshedding. Other demands include the usual: an end to widespread unemployment, poverty, landlessness, corruption, and so forth. This was originally announced on the 19th of January, I believe. For the latest interviews, watch the following: For CIC Julius Malema's latest speech/press conference, watch the following: (Starts at 18:50) May we see a socialist South Africa in our lifetime🇿🇦☭❤

Leader of the South African party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)

If you'd like to see a recent speech of his, I'd suggest the following: May we see a liberated and socialist South Africa in our lifetime. ❤☭🇿🇦

Yes yes, my bad, i meant to say the Internet used by most other countries

Majority of Internet being in the west = very Liberal = fascists waiting patiently = target acquired (orientalism + transphobia) = liberals slowly lose masks


I’m not sure if China “owns” the infrastructure they invest in, but they do make deals. “We give you x and you give y.”

The difference between majority Chinese investments vs. majority Western investments is the fairness and impact of the deals. Whereas majority Chinese investments genuinely help develop their partners on fair terms, majority Western investments purposefully underdevelop their partners and create dependency.

Investments can be good, they can be bad; unfortunately some can’t imagine it being good and immediately attack it.

Don’t look at me like that 🤭🤭🥰

Urban planning bros have become so fucking annoying Jesus Christ

I think overall he did well. Helped Libya prosper, forwarded pan-Arabism and pan-Africanism, and supported liberation movements. Though I disagree with him in certain respects, he deserves his praise.

Context: The EFF protested at the State Of The Nation Address last night, halting proceedings for 45 minutes. The party was asked to leave and as they left, the members then started climbing onto the stage in order to protest further. When this happened, security and armed forces forcibly removed members. Video of context (the removal starts at 33:00): Some photos: ![]( ![]( ![]( May we see a socialist South Africa in our lifetime. 🇿🇦❤

Shoutout Kim Il Sung fr

I had to clarify in my comment that I wanted to know which women you’d put there haha

I haven’t seen a version like that, but who’d you guys put there?

Edit: specifically women

Waiting for the lemmygrad iceberg video with Wisconcom on some layer, the lore is nuts

Kim forcibly feminises everyone too (LET’S FUCKING GOOOOOOO)

A socialist South Africa in our lifetime! For those who want a transcript:

I bet none of you liberals even read the 234 word letter Lenin wrote to Stalin on July 2nd 1916 about the imperialism of cookie companies from Guatemala

Marxists view the state, as it exists now, primarily as a tool of class warfare. In feudalism, the monarchy used the state to oppress those below. In capitalism, capitalists use the state to oppress the working class. In socialism, the working class and capitalists do a switcheroo. The working class then oppresses the capitalist class.

At this moment, we cannot 100% perfectly envision communism and what it will entail; we can only give vague ideas and descriptions because we don’t have the material conditions necessary to properly envision a Communist world.

One of the few descriptions we have for communism is a classless society. This means that there won’t be a thing such as the working class of today, nor the capitalist class. Through the socialist era, the capitalist class will slowly diminish and become part of the working class. For there to be a concept of a working class, we need an exploiter, a capitalist. But in communism, there is no capitalist, so there can be no working class, because there’s no one to exploit him for his labour. Think of it like night and day, heat and cold, sadness and joy, victory and defeat; they all need their opposite in order to exist. Once their opposite is gone, they are too. In communism, there can be no working class, because there will be no capitalist class.

So then, if there’s no classes left, what is the use of the state? There’s no more need for a class war. The state, as we know it today, will wither away, and maybe become something else.

History is driven by class struggle, so I’m sure that someday there will be new classes, which will then seek to move on to a better system after communism, a system we cannot yet fathom. For now, we have to focus on getting to socialism and advancing to communism.

This is freaking me out can someone PLEASE ANSWER RIGHT NOW

“Gotta make sure I stand out from the crowd”

My favourite smile in history

Ah I see, I realise I lack enough knowledge when it comes to the situation in Venezuela. Thank for correcting me❤🫂

Making an oath
Before I die, I will have a photo with each and every socialist leader/revolutionary.

Woah buddy, slow down now😨😰

Fuck the South African border war. They were not "brave", they were imperialist and coloniser dogs, props to the actual BRAVE resistance in Angola and Namibia who gave their lives for their freedom and sovereignty. And ofc, shoutout Cuba and USSR for helping. And Afrikaans, ah yes, yk, the language created by the colonisers!! Not the slaves, nope not at all! Burn or destroy the Voortrekker monument, fuck them for whitewashing colonisation and making the colonisers seem like brave and inspiring people. Matter fact, replace everything in the monument with memorabilia of those who protected their land and rename the thing. Fuck Jan van Riebeeck too. Hate these white supremacists, thinking colonisation and apartheid is "culture that needs to be protected". Out of everything Afrikaans, you choose to be proud of genocide and imperialism! Edit: These reactionaries are all over reddit anyways. Any time south africa comes up you'll have some white kid crying about how we live in reversed apartheid and white people are actually now marginalised and the comment will have 30+ upvotes.

Question about North Africa
How is North Africa handled when it comes to Pan Africanism and Pan Arabism? Will they simply be the intersection between our two peoples?


Happy New Years to our brave and beloved Chinese comrades ❤🇨🇳

AFAIK, the word “based” as used in slang comes from the rapper Lil B, more commonly known as Based God.

So, with this particular discussion, it’s one about AAVE, African American Vernacular English. So then, this is up to our black comrades.

Personally, I think the only issue with using AAVE as a non-black person is when you ruin the word (using it wrong, overusing it, making it something It’s not, trying to sound black for racist “comedic” effect, trying to profit off black culture, etc.) But again, I’m white, so take my comment lightly.

Edit: as for the comment in the first screenshot, I disagree with them saying nazis took it over. I feel like “based” is really widely used atm, even in non political discussions.

Inside you are two wolves, Hakim and Yugopnik, but on the outside you act like you’re Second Thought

Ripped this from Reddit, u/socialistseal

SACP congratulates the ANC on its 55th National Congress
It hurts to see them in this position of "Hey can you do this for us, please🥺" Additional article: Edit: Personally, I understand why they continue to hold on to this alliance with the ruling party, it isn't a bad thing to have a voice like that. However, they shouldn't be in this position of basically being advisors. It's pathetic and that is not what a vanguard should be like. I think they have to contest in elections and forge their own destiny, while still being allied with the ANC. By becoming more independent, not only can they gain a better reputation, but also organise better. People don't have hope in the ANC, so don't tell them it's going to get better. Be the alternative while also being in a favourable position. By staying in the alliance while forging your own path, and then becoming a major player in parliament, it also puts more pressure on the ANC to sort itself out. If they don't, you will overtake them. Of course, to be a major player in parliament will require work and good strategy, so they'll have to refine their praxis. I really hate these electoral games lmao

Regardless of the validity of the joke above, a reason why China succeeded in tech is because Deng made sure not only to import capital and productive forces, but also science. Common Deng W.

An interview with a leader of one of our most prominent grassroots socialist movements. 🇿🇦☭

Any Good Books on Gaddafi?
I've only read his green book 📗, but I was hoping that some of you could recommend books about his time in power. Specifically the government structure and economy. Here is their latest press conference

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What do you think of the idea of the Basic Popular Congress? I personally think it's something that should be studied and expanded upon for socialist societies. I also think it's something that could be worked towards as we built socialism, because it's a very appealing idea. It could be implemented on smaller levels and then as you develop you could bring it to the national level.

Massive achievement for my transition
I struggle to see a boy when I look in the mirror now. :) What gives this more importance is that I'm still pre-hrt and I can't do makeup. I'm proud of myself for getting to a point where I can LIKE myself, and when I start hrt and whatever I'll LOVE myself. We are winning <3 I hope nothing but the best for all my trans siblings, good luck and stay safe. Remember to take care of yourselves, it helps in the long run.

Kim family in the DPRK
Could anyone explain why the Kim family has been in power for so long? I am supportive of the DPRK and I like Juche, but I never knew the reason for this. Why them and nobody else? Is it cuz of their historical significance in the struggle, which may have led to them being so involved in the state?

On the EFF party from South Africa
So, a while ago I made a post about the South African Communist Party's 100 Year Anniversary and a comrade asked about the state of the South African left. I had spoken about the EFF and I labeled them as populist. Any time a comrade would bring up the EFF, I would immediately feel weird and criticise them. The reason for this is because the socialist communities I've been in label them as revisionists, and sometimes even straight up fascist. What I forget is that the communities that I am part of are mostly anarchist, and so I feel a lot of the time their criticisms are ideological. I would share articles I once read criticising them when I was starting my socialist journey, but looking back I realise a lot of the criticisms I would parrot are actually liberal or just bad. I would allow myself to consume these criticisms uncritically because of my whiteness and growing up I constantly had to hear my peers speak of them being racist and scary. I consumed criticisms uncritically also because of a purity fetish I still had not processed. It is unfair of me to look to countries like China and USSR and critically support them and then hold things in my local country to an unattainable standard. I had the same issue with the SACP. I would judge them from afar without diving into their internal discussions and materials. After going through their documents, my opinion of them has changed. I think they're a good party, however, they are currently in a tough predicament in their alliance with the ruling party, the ANC, and the trade union COSATU. I hope they figure out their strategy so they can make better progress. But back to the EFF. I did the same with them this past month. I had decided to go through their manifestos, watch their conferences, watch interviews with their leader (Julius Malema), and I watched a series on their YouTube channel called "book club" where they discuss Marxist literature. They say their ideology is Marxism Leninism with applied ideas from Frantz Fanon, which is great considering South Africa's history and present. I now admit that my preconceived notions of the party were mostly wrong. I feel I can safely say that the EFF is a committed socialist party, trying not only to establish a socialist South Africa, but a decolonised South Africa. That is not to say they don't have flaws. There's things they may say and do that's wrong, but that doesn't suddenly make the good disappear. That is where critical support comes in. If we criticise blindly and allow ourselves to fall into a purity fetish, we will never have a socialist revolution. Everything everywhere will always be flawed, but the point is to be the best you can be at that moment and improve. There will always be corrupt officials, revisionists, opportunists, flawed comrades, and traitors in a party during the revolution. They must be punished or expelled, but those people shouldn't suddenly make you completely discard an entire movement/party. Admitting they're socialist has also given me much more hope for a socialist South Africa. They're the 3rd largest party in South Africa and they are growing. They are seeking to become more active in grassroots organisation now, which will only increase that growth. They are a party that cannot be ignored, they make their voice heard, and they are introducing genuine radical ideas into the mainstream. Because of their growth and power, they will be attacked by capitalist media, especially white monopoly controlled media, and we cannot forget that. In conclusion, what is for us to learn from my personal experience? 1. Critically consume criticisms. 2. Reject purity fetish. 3. No investigation = no right to speak - MAO 4. If you're confused or not confident about something, dive into the core and explore. 5. Never stop trying to understand and learn, and always challenge your own established ideas or assumptions.

Governance of China V4 by Xi
Does anyone have the pdf for us to download?

Fuck pack it up guys, Tiktok user #345 (not Vietnamese) has decided Vietnam isn’t socialist enough

Quick thought on western censorship
((Slight doomer mindset ahead)) I feel like the reason western media doesn't go too hard on censoring socialism like they used to is because western capitalism and its culture is so meshed with western consciousness that the fate of western capitalism has been secured. They don't have to struggle against socialism anymore when everyone's liberal and don't actually want the change in the system (even if they wanted, the working class isn't united and thus can't really threaten capital), they know most people only want bare minimum social welfare. Capitalism has been cemented and will probably never be threatened for a few years. I give it until climate change starts really fucking the world up, but for now they don't care too much. On the other hand, western capitalism is basically imperialism first. The imperialism is the main driving force of western capitalism right now. That is why they've been much more unforgiving of anti-imperialism, and it's much harder to cement something so global (especially during times like these) compared to your local capitalist system. If you're anti-imperialist, you are going to be blackballed in media. Look at Jeffrey Sachs now, bro took one stance and all of a sudden he's being fucked over. There's a reason why when we speak of western censorship in the modern era, the people being censored are those who oppose imperialism and imperialist narratives. Being a socialist or Communist in the west doesn't mean shit to me unless you're actually anti-imperialist. Like all socialist struggles, it has to be anti-imperialist at its core. What are your thoughts?

Chinese Leaders
When we speak of Chinese leaders, why do we only mention Mao, Deng, and Xi?

Marxist Ecology
Hello comrades, I was wondering if there are any scientific books you guys could recommend if I wanna study ecology from a Marxist POV <3

This Method of Verification
We literally use this same method to verify claims like the Xinjiang genocide accusations. Check the funders, check the names, check the orgs etc. When we do it we're crazy redfash tankie tho, it's not investigative journalism, it's conspiracy theorist

Socialism gives me so much hope
When you look at the state the USSR or China was in pre-revolution, it's truly astonishing what they accomplished. No matter how terrible things get, socialism will always shine. The DPRK always gives me hope. They've been through so much shit and continue to go through a lot, but they manage to stay strong and progress at their own pace. We're on the side of the oppressed. We're on the side of humanity's success. Edit: when someone calls you utopian or insane, just remember "if they could do it, we can do it."

Ok guys I have read one page of Hegel and I already want to rip my eyes out of their sockets. How can I read Hegel in a way that is easier? Is there a method I can apply while reading? I refuse to die without understanding this fucker.